Install shower receptor with two sides open
As someone kindly pointed out in my shower an vs bathtub thread, the kohler cast iron shower bases are meant to be installed with walls on three sides.
At this point I am leaning strongly towards a shower pan. But I would like to have it open on two sides. The bathroom is small and I'd rather have the visual of more space. I do not want glass walls or shower doors. I want a shower curtain.
I would really prefer cast iron as that has been the easiest material for me to keep clean in the bathroom. Ease of cleaning is a very high priority for me because I am lazy!
So, I am wondering if it is possible to finish one of the edges that is meant to have a wall someway. I guess essentially building a very, very, very short (and narrow?) pony wall and tiling over it.
It seems like this should be possible, though perhaps it would be functionally awkward? Would people trip on that edge of the shower as it would be unexpected? Or other problems I am not foreseeing?
And what do you think it would look like? Would it look unfinished or awkward?
Any thoughts appreciated.
Here is a link that might be useful: Kohler shower pan